The blood is destined for people suffering from thalassemia
, haemaphilia, and other blood disorders.
in 2007, thalassemia
-specific consultation showed to be highly effective in reducing the birth rate of children afflicted with [beta] thalassemia
They stressed the need that through legislation Thalassemia
screening test be made compulsory for couples before getting married so that the fatal disease could be overcome.
Patients suffering from thalassemia
should be constantly monitored by a specialist in order to manage their condition long-term.
The Sultan Bin Khalifa International Thalassemia
Award is a unique initiative and a commitment of Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Advisor to the UAE President, and his family to improve the quality of life patients with thalassemia
and other inherited blood disorders .
He had over 300 publications, mainly on different types of thalassemia
and their molecular genetics.
The two branches offer free of charge medical services to thalassemia
patients, of which there are around 1,500.
A review of the Thalassemia
products under development by companies and universities/research institutes based on information derived from company and industry-specific sources.
major (TM) is an inherited blood disorder which is characterized by reduced synthesis of one or more of the globins that form the hemoglobin tetramer.
was first described in a child with deep anemia, splenomegamia and characteristic bone changes in 1925 by Thomas Cooley and Peael Lee (9).
The carrier status of certain hemoglobinopathies and thalassemias
is especially critical in the prenatal period where the hemoglobin phenotype of the partner may be of importance if a homozygous hemoglobinopathy or severe thalassemia
in the resulting fetus is a possibility.
Christofias, visited on Thursday the Thalassemia
International Federation (TIF) headquarters and Thalassemia
Center at Makarios Hospital in Nicosia, where she inspected Cyprus pioneering experience in combating this disease.